Morphine is a painkiller with a tendency to cause addiction. Morphine is found in brand name pain medication, such as:
Due to the highly addictive nature of morphine, the drug is only used in hospitals and is never prescribed for at-home use.
Morphine users will develop a tolerance for the drug, requiring higher doses to achieve original levels of pain management. Continued use causes tolerance to develop into physical dependence, and dependence to grow into addiction. Signs of morphine addiction include:
Morphine addiction creates health complications, intense withdrawal symptoms and destruction of personal integrity, independence, relationships and quality of life. Morphine abuse is a serious problem that requires timely, professional help. Continued use of morphine negatively affects most of the body’s systems. Eventually the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine and neurological systems fail, causing debilitating permanent injury or death.
Some morphine addiction treatment programs focus solely on the physical dependency of morphine addiction. They may use synthetic opiates to gradually wean users away from morphine use. Other programs may only focus on the psychological or emotional addiction. Most successful programs, however, will offer comprehensive and integrated treatment for both the physical and psychological sides of addiction. Comprehensive programs may include:
Some facilities offer residential in-patient programs, while others offer treatment on an out-patient basis. Treatment centers can be found locally or can involve travel to an exotic or remote location. Top recovery clinics may offer Equine Therapy, a relatively new technique of connecting patients with horses.
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